The autumnal equinox was yesterday, so this is our first full day of autumn. It's always been my favorite season.
This year, however, has had very odd weather. We had a very wet spring in Chester County, PA. Then the rains disappeared, and the state declared a drought on August 5th. This was followed by record rainfall, which included rain from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
August - which began with a drought - ended with 13.12 inches of rainfall in the county.
And the rains kept coming in September. The ground is saturated, right when it's usually drying. Wet ground provides poor support for the trees, which may blow over in winter storms.
You can't say that we haven't had interesting weather in 2011.